At Burradon Community Primary School we believe that our Computing curriculum prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which they work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology. Pupils use ICT to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with consideration for others. ICT promotes initiative and independent learning, with pupils being able to make informed judgements about when and where to use ICT to its best effect.
Our Computing teaching aims are to:
Implementation: Teaching and Learning
At Burradon Community Primary School Computing is taught as a discrete lesson in all classes from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 6 and is used as an effective teaching tool across all areas of the curriculum. The principle aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills, confidence and understanding in relation to Information Technology, Computer Science and Digital Literacy.
A variety of teaching methods are employed to enable children to experience working as an individual, in pairs, in groups and as a whole class. Children will engage in practical computing lessons using a variety of software and equipment designed to engage learners and to enhance and develop computing skills and knowledge. Teachers will also ensure that children are given the opportunity to apply their learning across other curriculum areas.
We are very proud to have 4 members of staff who have achieved Apple Teacher status.